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T-6A grounded at Vance AFB after pilots report “physiological incidents”

Raytheon T-6 Texan II (317851183)

The 71st Flying Training Wing at Vance Air Force Base has placed its T-6A fleet on Nov. 15 after four episodes of physiological incidents on the aircraft.

By Cory W. Watts from Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America (Raytheon T-6 Texan II) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Base officials said four instructor pilots and one student pilot had reported the incidents, the first occurred on Nov. 1.

A press release from the base says each time “the aircraft’s backup oxygen system operated as designed, and the pilot followed the correct procedures, landing the aircraft safely.”

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